Victoria is probably best known for Melbourne. Though this confident, urbane city is a priority for many visitors, it can also mask the state’s other attractions, which include winelands, mountains and coastal national parks. Our Australia specialists know Melbourne and its environs well, but they can also suggest quieter alternatives to the city. There are the lavender fields of the Mornington Peninsula (an area beloved of artists, gastronomists and vintners), the vineyards of the Yarra Valley, and Phillip Island, which plays host to colonies of little penguins that engage in nightly parades. And, you have the option to linger in all of these places, rather than pay fleeting day visits.
The state’s other landmark is the Great Ocean Road, the grande dame of Australian coastal drives and one of the world’s classic road trips. Our Australia team can provide you with guidance on how to get the most out of the route. They’ll also explain how you can use your time in Victoria to try out some rewarding off-the-tourist-trail suggestions. For example, you could link the wild Wilsons Promontory National Park into a longer trip with Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula, or extend your Great Ocean Road journey into the mountainscapes of the Grampians National Park.
Places to visit in Victoria
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Victoria, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Victoria
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Victoria, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Map of Victoria
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Places in and around Victoria
- Croajingolong National Park Victoria
- Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Victoria
- The Gippsland Lakes Victoria
- Gipsy Point Victoria
- The Grampians National Park Victoria
- The Great Ocean Road Victoria
- Melbourne Victoria
- Metung Victoria
- Mornington Peninsula Victoria
- Phillip Island Victoria
- Queenscliff Victoria
- Walhalla Victoria
- Wilsons Promontory National Park Victoria
- Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Victoria
- Apollo Bay 132 miles away
- The Shipwreck Coast 145 miles away
- Port Fairy 168 miles away
- Stanley 257 miles away
- Robe 279 miles away
- Merimbula 282 miles away
- The Sapphire Coast 290 miles away
- Bermagui 295 miles away
- Tilba Tilba 296 miles away
Photos of Victoria
Accommodation choices for Victoria
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Victoria. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
A beautiful, boutique lakeside mansion, The Lake House is the deserving winner of multiple accolades, offering fine wines, creative cuisine and excellent service.
Set in the heritage gardens of the historic Glen Isla homestead, Glen Isla has been fully restored and now provides a small luxury B&B style retreat with a beautiful beachside location.
These two-bedroom cottages are ideally suited to couples or families exploring this beautiful coastline. Each cottage at Bear Gully overlooks Waratah Bay, and boasts ocean views to Wilson's Promontory and the Bass Straight shipping lanes.
The apartments at Gipsy Point Lakeside Resort provide magnificent water views. Each Lakeview apartment has a spacious deck with outdoor dining furniture and sun lounges.
Perched on a lake side in the Mornington Peninsula, the Woodman Estate occupies a stunning and peaceful location and is the perfect place to unwind and absorb the ambience and delightful scenery.
Chateau Yering is the epitome of style and elegance and the perfect place to explore the first class wines and gourmet food that the Yarra Valley is famous for.
Meringa Springs offers luxury boutique accommodation for just a handful of guests in the peaceful and scenic Wartook Valley, just on the edge of the Grampians National Park.
Nestled discretely amongst the trees and bushland of the Grampians, the DULC Holiday Cabins offer modern amenities with comfortable interiors.
Located close to the lively Southbank entertainment district, this is a smart, contemporary hotel. Rooms are generous, with large floor to ceiling windows, and leisure facilities include an indoor infinity pool.
The Langham is the centrepiece of Melbourne's sophisticated and vibrant cultural heart at Southgate. Offering guests panoramic views of the Yarra River and city skyline, the hotel stands high above many of the city's best restaurants and speciality shops.
Just a short wander from Parliament House, Ovolo is a fun and stylish hotel whose design was inspired by the iconic hidden laneways of Melbourne.
Centrally located, with the city's top amenities on your doorstep, QT Melbourne is a stylish and luxurious place to stay.
With a rich heritage, convenient location and impeccable service, Hotel Lindrum offers a relaxed but sophisticated base in central Melbourne. Many city attractions can be reached on foot and the beach is just a short taxi ride away.
Albert Road has all the mod-cons you’d expect from a deluxe property and is located just a short distance from the CBD in South Melbourne,